Just when we were thinking it was becoming safe for sharks to be in Australian waters, the Queensland government in an incredible display of ecological insensitivity has proposed a shark fin fishery in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and in marine parks in Queensland waters.
This announcement came just as Rob Stewart's award winning film Sharkwater opens in Australia. This film which features Sea Shepherd's efforts to stop shark finning is raising awareness of the plight of sharks worldwide.
Talk about a confused Government, they are going to have to make up their minds, either allow foreign ships and the crew to kill the sharks for the fins, or cease it altogether, including a ban on this proposed shark fin fishery.
I don't remember voting on whether this is what Queenslanders want? Anna Bligh's reign may be short lived if she bulldozes all the things she wants into fruition.
Someone has already commented on the movie, but they were unaware of this new developement.